From early on, humanoids (humans and their kin) developed a skill to make and use stone and bone artifacts as manufactured tools for hunting, gathering and warfare, and later in agriculture and trade. In some areas in the world, such as Papua New Guinea, these artefacts have been used until recently as tools as well as bride barters. Nowadays these tools have a great artistic, cultural and archaeological value. Other tools have gradually replaced these artifacts. In our modern times electronic devices, such as mobile phones are as common and priceless for us as these artifacts were in prehistoric times. These two opposites are in a close evolutionary lineage and inspired me to make a number of photo series of a combination of our "old" tools with our 'new" tools, connecting the line from Stone Age to Phone Age (tools and phones) and from Humanoid to Android (neurologic and electronic devices).
At first sight, there cannot be a bigger discrepancy than between tools made of stone, and our current electronic tools. Yet. the material they are made of and the purpose of their use have big similarities. Besides minerals, Silicium oxide (SiO2) is the basic molecule of both, both are an example of the excellent example of craftsmanship of mankind at that time, and both type of tools play a central role in collecting food, in communication, in trade and in warfare. Ancient stone age tools allowed bridge the gap between 100,000 years ago and now. Two apparent opposites inspired me to make a photo series, combining our "old" and our 'new" tools, connecting the line from Stone Age to Phone Age, from Humanoid to Android.